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PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games
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PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has been suspended for two matches, following his red card against Lille last Saturday. This means the Brazilian international will not feature for PSG when they tackle Strasbourg this weekend and Saint-Etienne on April 18, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced. Neymar was sent off during PSG’s 1-0 home defeat following an altercation with Lille defender, Tiago Djalo, who was also dismissed. Neymar and Djalo were given three-match bans, but with one of those games suspended. PSG’s defeat against Lille means Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now three points behind Christophe Galtier’s side on the Ligue 1 table. Meanwhile, Neymar was impressive for PSG in their Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-2 victor...
US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility
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US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility. The day is now dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face every day. In his proclamation today, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and nonbinary people. “Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,” Biden wrote. “This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with...
Cows Take Over Ondo Streets Despite Ban On Open Grazing By Governor Akeredolu
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Cows Take Over Ondo Streets Despite Ban On Open Grazing By Governor Akeredolu

Commuters and residents in Akure, Ondo state have reported an increase in disruptive encounters with herdsmen and cattle grazing along its major roads despite Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s order banning open grazing in the state. Some residents told SaharaReporters that some cows on Monday blocked a road in Ayedun, a popular street in the state capital disrupting vehicular movement for many minutes. It was gathered that motorists were forced to stop their vehicles to pave the way for the cows moving freely on the road. Cows were also sighted moving freely along Aule Road and in front of NNPC mega station, along Ilesha/Owo expressway. Akeredolu had in January banned movement of cattle within the cities and highways, underage grazing and night grazing. Weeks after, governors...
My Son Will Never Play With Doll – Teebillz Condemns Ban On Gendered Toy Section In The U.S.
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My Son Will Never Play With Doll – Teebillz Condemns Ban On Gendered Toy Section In The U.S.

Music executive Tee Billz has publicly spoken of his disapproval of the transgender community. His comments came in the wake of a new bill in California, United States to ban large departmental stores from dividing childcare items by gender. The new California bill is seeking to keep stores gender-neutral and remove gender expectations where girls are expected to like dolls and makeup and boys are to like trains and superheroes. Reacting to the bill on Instastories on Wednesday, Tee Billz, born Tunji Balogun, said he doesn’t discriminate against the transgender community but that no one should shove it down other people’s throats. “Every human being on earth was given birth to by a woman! No such things as trans or all that shit in the world. “I will teach my children to ide...
UAE Extends Ban on Nigerian Flights till March 20
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UAE Extends Ban on Nigerian Flights till March 20

The ban on Nigerian flights to Dubai has been extended by the United Arab Emirates authorities till March 20. Though it was stated that Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue as scheduled, the statement from the public relations firm for Emirates revealed that customers from both Abuja and Lagos would not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. It read;  “In line with government directives, passenger services from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubai are temporarily suspended until 20 March 2021. . “Customers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE (whether terminating in or connec...
Herdsmen Shun FCT Open Grazing Ban, Obstruct Traffic
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Herdsmen Shun FCT Open Grazing Ban, Obstruct Traffic

Herdsmen have continued to move cattle on roads in the Federal Capital Territory in contravention of the ban on open grazing by the Federal Capital Territory Administration. Some of the pastoralists were seen grazing their animals at the Idu Industrial Estate , Jabi bypass and the Gwarimpa Expressway in defiance of the prohibition of open grazing of animals by the FCTA. The Director , Abuja Environmental Protection Agency, Dr Hassan Abubakar, had in an interview informed our correspondent that the FCTA would seize any livestock found grazing in the nation ’ s capital, noting that the one- month ultimatum issued to the pastoralists expired in February . He said over 100 cattle earlier seized were returned after their owners were fined by courts , adding that any herdsman found graz...
Nigerians denied visa on or after Jan 20, 2020, due to Trump ban can reapply for free — US
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Nigerians denied visa on or after Jan 20, 2020, due to Trump ban can reapply for free — US

The US State Department has said most US visa applicants, who were denied because of former President Donald Trump's travel ban on 13 mostly Muslim-majority and African countries, can seek new decisions or submit new applications. President Joe Biden overturned Trump's travel ban on his first day in office, Jan 20. On Monday, March 8, the US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said applicants who were refused visas before Jan. 20, 2020, must submit new applications and pay a new application fee. Those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration without re-submitting their applications and do not have to pay additional fees, Price said in a Reuters report.
Ahmad Ahmad’s Ban Reduced To Two Years, Motsepe To Head CAF
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Ahmad Ahmad’s Ban Reduced To Two Years, Motsepe To Head CAF

The International body vested with the responsibility of settling disputes related to Sports through Arbitration, The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), has all but ended the attempt at re-election of CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad. The Malagasy who has been President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) since March 17, 2017 was banned for five years by FIFA in November 2020 for financial misconduct. The FIFA ethics committee found “Ahmad had breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President.” Ahmad, a former Government official in Madagascar, was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($220,000). Ahmad’s first four-year term was clouded with allegations of financial wrongdoing and misconduct at ...
YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls
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YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls

YouTube's chief executive officer has announced that the video sharing/streaming platform may lift Donald Trump's suspension, if the threat of "real-world violence" decreases. CEO Susan Wojcicki said the social media company will look at government warnings and watch out for violent rhetoric to determine when it's safe to lift the suspension. Recall YouTube alongside Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter suspended the former US president following the Capitol Hill riot carried out by Trump supporters on 6 January that left five dead. YouTube said he had violated their incitement of violence policy and had to suspend him. "It's pretty clear that right now where we stand, that there still is that elevated risk of violence," the YouTube chief said during an interview with the Atlanti...
VP Osinbajo Speaks Against Ban On Cryptocurrency (Video)
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VP Osinbajo Speaks Against Ban On Cryptocurrency (Video)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the country instead of the ban placed on it by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Osinbajo made the call when he spoke at the Bankers Committee Vanguard in Lagos State today February 26. He shared a video of his speech via his Instagram handle, with the caption; "First is that there is no question that blockchain technology generally and cryptocurrencies in particular will in the coming years challenge traditional banking, including reserve banking, in ways that we cannot yet imagine so we need to be prepared for that seismic shift. Clearly the future of money and finance, especially for traditional banking, must be as exciting as it is frightening. But as we have seen in many other sectors disruption...
Nigeria’s SEC Plans To Regulate Crypto On Hold In Light Of Central Bank Ban
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Nigeria’s SEC Plans To Regulate Crypto On Hold In Light Of Central Bank Ban

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Thursday it has put plans to regulate cryptocurrencies on hold in light of the central bank’s decision to ban them, according to a report by the Guardian Nigeria. The regulatory body released a statement officially confirming any plans to regulate the cryptocurrencies are now on hold following a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive ordering banks to close any accounts transacting with cryptocurrencies. “For the purpose of admittance into the SEC regulatory incubation framework, the assessment of all persons and products affected by the CBN circular of Feb. 5, 2021, is hereby put on hold until such persons are able to operate bank accounts within the Nigerian banking system,” the SEC said in a statement seen by the pu...
UAE Extends Ban On Nigerian Flights Till March 10
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UAE Extends Ban On Nigerian Flights Till March 10

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended the suspension of flights from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) from February 28 to March 10. The UAE aviation authorities made this known in the updated travel protocol posted on the website of the Emirates Airline, the flag carrier of the UAE, on Sunday afternoon. The update read, “In line with government directives, passenger services from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubai are temporarily suspended until 10 March 2021. “Customers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE (whether terminating in or connecting through Dubai). “Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will...
Hoodlums And Task Force Clash In Ajah Against Okada & Street Trading ban
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Hoodlums And Task Force Clash In Ajah Against Okada & Street Trading ban

Suspected hoodlums clash with officials of Lagos state task force who arrived Ajah to enforce environmental laws on street trading and Okada ban Going to do a thread of the violence going on at Ilaje area of Ajah. The question for me is how do you have the resources to “quell” a PEACEFUL protest (#OccupyLekkiTollGate) but leave these THUGS to roam the streets and in this manner. Lagos needs DEFENDING really but from thugs https://youtu.be/nqWMIk8tZ80
China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting
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China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting

Authorities in China have banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. The news follows a move by Britain's communications regulator to strip the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN) of its broadcast license in the U.K. last week. The CGTN was also found in breach of British broadcasting regulations last year, for airing the footage of UK citizen, Peter Humphrey 'confessing to a criminal offence' after he was allegedly forced to do so. According to the state news agency Xinhua, China's National Radio and Television Administration said BBC World News "was found to have seriously violated regulations on radio and television management and on overseas satellite television channel management in its China-related reports which went against the requirements that ...
Crypto Ban: Northern Senators Support CBN, Southern Senators Oppose
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Crypto Ban: Northern Senators Support CBN, Southern Senators Oppose

The recent ban on cryptocurrency transactions via Nigerian bank accounts has divided opinions among Nigerian senators. The Central Bank had directed deposit money banks and other financial institutions to deactivate all customers’ accounts used for transacting all forms of virtual currencies. The CBN hinged its decision on claims that fraudulent transactions were being carried out via cryptocurrency dealings, thereby weakening the Naira. It also alleged that the exchange could be used to funnel illicit funding for terrorism and other threats to national security. Debating the development on Thursday at plenary, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, a former bank chief executive from Lagos, says he does not see the ban as the solution to the highlighted threats but suggested a public hearing ...
Senate Summons CBN Governor, DG SEC Over Cryptocurrency Ban
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Senate Summons CBN Governor, DG SEC Over Cryptocurrency Ban

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, ICT and Cybercrimes and Capital Market to invite the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele to brief it on the recent ban on cryptocurrency in the country. The Senate also invited the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Lamido Yuguda, to meet with its joint committee on the issue. It explained that the information that would emanate from the briefings from the two regulatory bodies would assist the Senate to “determine the opportunities and threats of the cryptocurrency on the nation’s economy and security.” This resolution of the upper chamber was sequel to its consideration of a motion titled: “CBN’s decision to stop Financial Institu...
Manchester United Striker, Edinson Cavani Handed Two-match International Ban
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Manchester United Striker, Edinson Cavani Handed Two-match International Ban

Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani has been slapped with a two-game international ban for his horror tackle on Richarlison during Uruguay's defeat by Brazil last November. The 33-year -old forward will now miss Uruguay's upcoming games against Argentina and Bolivia after he landed a two-match ban for a challenge on Richarlison last year. In the World Cup qualifier, Cavani was dismissed following a mistimed tackle in the 71st minute after he landed squarely on the Everton forward's ankle. Initially, the referee gave him a yellow card but was advised by VAR to check again on the pitchside monitor. He was then given his marching orders and Uruguay went on to lose the qualifier 2-0. "I think it was a ball dispute, he went over the top," Richarlison said after the game. "...
Twitter Confirms Trump’s Ban Will Remain Forever Even if he Runs Again in 2024
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Twitter Confirms Trump’s Ban Will Remain Forever Even if he Runs Again in 2024

Former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter ban will remain forever, even if he runs for president again in 2024, a top company official said on Wednesday February 10. During an interview on CNBC’s "Squawk Box," Twitter’s chief financial officer, Ned Segal, was asked if the platform would restore Trump’s account if he ran again and was elected president. In his reply, Segal said the ban is permanent, even if he ever becomes president again. “The way our policies work, when you're removed from the platform, you're removed from the platform whether you're a commentator, you're a CFO or you are a former or current public official,” Segal said. “Our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we would have to remove them fr...
Abia State Government Seals Five Hotels for Violation of COVID19 Protocols, Ban Night Clubs
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Abia State Government Seals Five Hotels for Violation of COVID19 Protocols, Ban Night Clubs

The Abia state government has sealed five hotels in the Aba North Local Government Area of the state for poor compliance to all the COVID10 protocols for hotels in the state. This development comes as the state government banned all night clubs and cultural activities in the state. In a statement released by the chairman of the state COVID19 committee and Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem, the state government threatened that eateries and hoteliers who contravene the COVID19 protocols by the state government would pay N100, 000 fine.   According to Ezem, burials and wedding ceremonies are now restricted to 50 persons while churches are to accommodate 50 persons per stream. This is even as the state government has made wearing of face masks compulsory,...
Cryptocurrency Ban: Every Medium Of Exchange Is Subject To Fraud & Criminality — Moghalu Counters CBN
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Cryptocurrency Ban: Every Medium Of Exchange Is Subject To Fraud & Criminality — Moghalu Counters CBN

Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu has criticized the apex bank’s reason for stopping cryptocurrency transactions in the country. CBN had in a statement released on Sunday February 7, said it banned cryptocurrency transactions because they are largely speculative, anonymous, untraceable and are increasingly being used for money laundering, terrorism financing and other criminal activities. Reacting to this while appearing on an Arise TV program on Monday February 8, Moghalu stated that the excuse of "cryptocurrencies being used to perpetrate fraud" is not a serious argument. The former presidential candidate in the interview averred that every medium of exchange is subject to fraud and criminality. Moghalu said all the apex bank neede...
FG Lifts Ban on Emirates Airline as UAE Suspends Eapid Tests
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FG Lifts Ban on Emirates Airline as UAE Suspends Eapid Tests

The Federal Government has lifted the ban it placed on Emirates Airlines. The airline was barred from lifting passengers from Nigeria after the United Arab Emirates made it mandatory for such passengers to carry out Rapid Antigen Testing in laboratories that are not approved or authorized by the appropriate regulatory bodies. The UAE has now withdrawn the Rapid Antigen Testing requirements for its Nigerian passengers. Following this decision, the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 directed the immediate lifting of the suspension placed on the operations of Emirates Airlines in Nigeria. A letter by the Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, asked the airline to comply with the directives by the PTF on COVID-19 and other protocols of the Federal Government of Nigeria. “Emirate...
South-East Governors Ban Open Grazing
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South-East Governors Ban Open Grazing

The Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman Southeast Governors' Forum, Engineer David Umahi says the zone had banned open grazing of cattle in the zone. Umahi announced this during an APC stakeholder meeting at the Christian Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki. The Governor who said the Southeast Governors' Forum had also banned the movement of cows by foot into the zone enjoined leaders to exhibit patriotism in their conduct to guarantee the unity of the Country. "We are living in a dangerous time, without patriotism to our nation Nigeria, it is very difficult to have a peaceful time" He called on leaders and stakeholders of the zone to speak up and desist from playing politics with the Security of the zone and nation. "Governors of South East have been calling on our leaders to...
I’m A Herdsman & A Senator, You Must Ban Cow Meat First Before Anything – Abdulaziz Nyako
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I’m A Herdsman & A Senator, You Must Ban Cow Meat First Before Anything – Abdulaziz Nyako

I am a Commander (rtd) of the Nigerian Navy. I am a Senator. I am a Fulani herdsman. I am, therefore, many things in one person. I was given a cow for every milestone in my life. I was given cows at birth. I was given cows when I completed my Quranic studies. I was given cows when I got married. My father gave me a herd of cows about 20 years ago when I became a ‘full adult’ in his eyes. I, therefore, became a herdsman by virtue of inheritance. The cows in my family have been with us for over a century. We know the lineage of each cow. Some of the cows recognise us. I have never killed any person. The narrative that I am a killer is, therefore, wrong. I have been told recently to leave Oyo and Ondo States by people who eat ‘kpomo, shaki, round-about, bokotor and beef. They are...
American celebrities react to Trump’s Twitter ban
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American celebrities react to Trump’s Twitter ban

American celebrities have reacted to the permanent suspension of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account by the tech giant on Friday. The company banned the @realdonaldtrump account citing ‘risk’ that the president would incite further violence. Twitter first locked Trump out of his account on Wednesday for inflammatory posts after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, but the company lifted the suspension the following day, usatoday.com reports.  “After a close review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” read a company statement late Friday. Many stars cheere...
Facebook, Instagram Extend Donald Trump’s Ban Indefinitely
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Facebook, Instagram Extend Donald Trump’s Ban Indefinitely

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden. His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect -- and likely their intent -- would be to provoke further violence. Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic...
Governor Ortom Asks FG Not To Reverse Ban On Rice Importation
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Governor Ortom Asks FG Not To Reverse Ban On Rice Importation

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Monday, appealed to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sustain the policy on the ban of rice importation and not succumb to any pressure. The governor made the appeal in Makurdi when the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, paid him a courtesy visit. During the visit, Ortom said the state as the food basket of the nation, commended the president and the Federal Government for the policy which helped in boosting rice production and agriculture in general in the state. “The ban on rice importation remains a major milestone in the development of agriculture in Benue. We want to appeal to the Federal Government to continue with the policy. “There might be hardship for a little while but farmers...
Ban On ‘Black Friday’ Is A Disgrace – Aisha Yesufu Reacts To Hisbah Barring Radio Station From Saying ‘Black Friday’
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Ban On ‘Black Friday’ Is A Disgrace – Aisha Yesufu Reacts To Hisbah Barring Radio Station From Saying ‘Black Friday’

Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign Aisha Yesufu has knocked Kano State Hisbah Board over its letter written to a radio station in the state 96.9 Cool FM, directing it not to use the term ‘Black Friday’ anymore. Many on social media have mocked the board over the error-filled letter which has been shared severally on social media. In her reaction, Mrs Yesufu argued that Black Friday is related to giving because goods are sold at discounted prices, adding that Islam preaches giving. “What kind of disgrace is this? The Muslims that are being killed don’t matter, it is Friday that matters? Are we not black so what is wrong in having a black Friday? “A glorious BLACK FRIDAY where you get goods at reduced price. Isn’t that giving? Isn’t giving out part of Islam?” she...
Protests In Thailand Over The Ban Of Pornhub & 190 Other Pornographic Websites
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Protests In Thailand Over The Ban Of Pornhub & 190 Other Pornographic Websites

A protest has been held in Bangkok after the Thai government announced it has banned Pornhub and 190 other websites showing pornography. Digital minister Puttipong Punnakanta said the block was part of efforts to restrict access to porn and gambling websites, adding that such content is illegal under the country's cybercrime law. A demonstration was held at the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society in the capital with protesters holding signs reading "Free Pornhub". Thailand was in the top 20 for daily traffic to Pornhub in 2019 and has a globally-known sex industry.
Ban Tomato Importation – Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG
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Ban Tomato Importation – Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG

The Managing Director of Dangote Tomato Processing plant in Kadawa, Kano State, Abdulkarim Kaita has on Thursday called on the Federal government to ban importation of tomato paste like it ban rice importation into the country. This was as he decried importation of tomato paste which he said was still thriving as the commodity was being imported from Cameroon and Cotonour in Benin Republic. Kaita made the call while flagging off the distribution of tomato seedlings to 5,000 farmers under the Anchor Borrower of Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday at Kadawa village in Kura LGA of the state. The MD also dropped hint that plans are underway by the company to ensure that Nigeria is self sufficient and positioned to export tomato by establishing the biggest greenhouse in Africa whic...
Governors Back SARS Ban
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Governors Back SARS Ban

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has backed the decision by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to ban with immediate effect the operations of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and a range of other Tactical Squads of the Force. The NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in his reaction on Monday, lauded the IGP, saying the decision was received with “great relief and satisfaction”. Fayemi, however, expressed hope that the announcement this time would promptly be followed by action and that there would be no reversal to the “unorthodox enforcement practices being complained against.” He called for appropriate sanctions against law enforcement officers that had been “lawless and irresponsible” in the exercise of their duties...
‘Ban El-Rufai’ – Reno Omokri Petitions EU, UK As 11,000 Sign Petition
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‘Ban El-Rufai’ – Reno Omokri Petitions EU, UK As 11,000 Sign Petition

More than 11,000 persons have signed a petition requesting the United Kingdom and the European Union to place visa restrictions on Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai. The governor is reportedly among those on the list of Nigerians banned recently by the US for stoking violence during the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship polls. The petition initiated by a former presidential aide Reno Omokri on Tuesday was addressed to the UK Parliament, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. We can confirm that more than 11,000 have signed the petition as of 4pm Wednesday. Mr Omokri accused El-Rufai of being a threat to the peace and security of Nigeria for many reasons. According to him, on December 3, 2016, the governor admitted that he...
Neymar ‘faces Seven-game Ban’ While Gonzalez Could Get ‘ten-match Suspension’
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Neymar ‘faces Seven-game Ban’ While Gonzalez Could Get ‘ten-match Suspension’

Neymar could reportedly face a seven-match ban for punching Alvaro Gonzalez after he accused the Spaniard of racism. The Brazilian superstar was sent off for Paris Saint-Germain after VAR found that he had thrown a punch at Gonzalez, before the Brazilian insisted that the Marseille defender was racially abusive towards him. The governing body of professional football in France, the LFP, will now review the incident before handing out its suspension for the Brazilian, with the organization's regulations stating that the Brazilian could be banned for as many as seven matches, according to French sports outlet RMC Sport. As cited by RMC Sport, 'An aggressive action committed outside of a game set and without causing injury to the opponent can lead to the suspension of seven games'. ...
PSG Sweat Over Potential Neymar Champions League Final Ban
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PSG Sweat Over Potential Neymar Champions League Final Ban

Neymar is in risk of missing out on the Champions League final, after the Brazilian broke one of the Covid-19 protocols at the end of the semi-final against RB Leipzig. PSG were in fine form against the German underdogs on Tuesday night and Neymar's beautiful back-heeled assist for Angel di Maria might have been the moment of the night. After excellent performances in the quarter and semi finals Neymar is key to the French champions chances of becoming European champions for the first time, but he could miss the final. At full time he was seen swapping shirts with Leipzig defender Marcel Halstenberg. That goes against the rules put in place because of the Coronavirus pandemic. UEFA's protocols state, "Players are recommended to refrain from swapping their shirts," and not ...
Philadelphia Bans Large Public Gatherings until February 2021
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Philadelphia Bans Large Public Gatherings until February 2021

The city of Philadelphia has announced that it is cancelling all large events including the city's marathon and Thanksgiving Day parade until the end of February next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney made the announcement on Tuesday, July 14, saying ban on large events includes festivals, parades, concerts, carnivals, fairs, flea markets and block parties, such as the Thanksgiving Day parade and the Philadelphia Marathon are all cancelled. In a tweet, he wrote: 'He I'm disappointed to confirm that we are canceling large public events through February 28, 2021 due to the public health crisis.  This was not an easy decision to make. The health and safety of residents, workers, and visitors must be our top priority.' The mayor also said that...
Man City’s £9m Fine to be Shared among Man Utd, Chelsea, Others
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Man City’s £9m Fine to be Shared among Man Utd, Chelsea, Others

Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are set to benefit from Manchester City’s £9million (€10m) UEFA fine, following the Court of Arbitration’s (CAS) ruling on Monday. UEFA had banned City from European football for two years following alleged breaches to Financial Fair Play (FFP). Following this historic victory, the ban will no longer be imposed while the €30m fine has been reduced to €10m (£9m). According to the UEFA ruling, this money will now be shared out among clubs in the Champions League and Europa League competitions, who have adhered to all rules set out. This means the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea will receive small monetary boosts as a result. This mirrors a situation from six years ago, in which City was fined £50m by UEFA for the F...
La Liga President Reacts as CAS Overturns Manchester City’s Ban
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La Liga President Reacts as CAS Overturns Manchester City’s Ban

La Liga president, Javier Tebas, has reacted to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to overturn Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competitions on Monday. The ruling means Man City will play in the Champions League next season. Pep Guardiola’s side have also had their fine reduced from £25million to £8.9million. The former Premier League champions had been banned by UEFA for breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, but have had the decision overturned by CAS. Reacting, Tebas hit out at the CAS by claiming that the institution is no longer fit to serve its role in facilitating the settlement of football-related disputes. He also called on the sport to look at other avenues for resolving matters such as breaches of FFP rules. “We have to...
Pep Guardiola And His Staff Celebrate Champions League Ban Being Overturned
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Pep Guardiola And His Staff Celebrate Champions League Ban Being Overturned

Pep Guardiola and his staff took a selfie to celebrate Manchester City's European ban being overturned. The club were initially hit with a two-year ban from the Champions League and Europa League for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations but today the verdict from Court of Arbitration for Sport saw City exonerated and the punishment reduced to a €10 million fine. And minutes after City were cleared, Guardiola and members of his team posed for a picture with Sky Sports News in the background. The image was posted by Manuel Estiarte, a former water polo player who has become a vital member of Guardiola's staff - though it has since been deleted from the Spaniard's Instagram page. UEFA claimed that City had 'seriously misled' them and broken FFP by falsely inflating...
South Africa Bans Alcohol Again as Coronavirus Surges
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South Africa Bans Alcohol Again as Coronavirus Surges

South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol to help contain the spread of Coronavirus. A night-time curfew has also been imposed, and the wearing of masks outdoors is now compulsory as the country has reported increases of more than 10,000 confirmed cases for several days and the latest daily increase was nearly 13,500. President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced new restrictions while speaking in a nationally televised address on Sunday night, July 12. "In the midst of our national effort to fight against this virus there are a number of people who have taken to organising parties, who have drinking sprees, and some who walk around in crowded spaces without masks," he said. Ramaphosa said top health officials have wa...
12-year-old Boy Arrested For Sending Sickening Racist Messages’ to Crystal Palace Star, Wilfried Zaha
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12-year-old Boy Arrested For Sending Sickening Racist Messages’ to Crystal Palace Star, Wilfried Zaha

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly sending sickening racist messages to Crystal Palace and Ivorian winger, Wilfried Zaha. The 27-year-old footballer posted screenshots of the racist abuse he had received to his social media accounts ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at Aston Villa, alongside the caption: "Woke up to this today." One of the messages sent to Zaha read:  "You better not score tomorrow you black c***." The other read: "Or I'll come to your house dressed as a ghost." Two disgusting images of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist hate group based in the US, and another displaying an edited version of a box of cornflakes, carrying the words ‘coonflakes’ and displaying a man with his face blacked up were also sent to the footballer. After the game - which ...
Major U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks during their flights under new rules
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Major U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks during their flights under new rules

U.S. airlines could ban passengers who refuse to wear face masks when traveling during the Coronavirus pandemic, Airlines for America, the US Aviation industry’s main lobby group has announced. According to the group, masks will be provided to passengers who do not have any. The group added that passengers could have their flying privileges revoked under tougher enforcement policies if they are caught flying without masks. Carriers with stricter policies that could see travel privileges of erring customers revoked include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, and the rules will stay in place for at least the next 60 days. The group also revealed that each carrier will decide the appropri...
Trump signs new police reform that’ll ban choke holds unless an officer’s life is in danger after weeks of protests about racial injustice
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Trump signs new police reform that’ll ban choke holds unless an officer’s life is in danger after weeks of protests about racial injustice

After weeks of protests against racism and policy brutality prompted by the death of George Floyd, a black man killed on May 25 in police custody in Minneapolis, US President Donald Trump, on Tuesday signed an order on Tuesday that he said would reform police practices while maintaining “law and order.” Trump, flanked by Police chiefs opened his remarks by expressing sympathy to the families of victims of police violence, pledging to fight for justice and promising them their loved ones will not have died in vain. Trump sought to offer a policy response to rising concerns about racial injustice going into the Nov. 3 election, in which he is seeking a second term, with the order banning use of choke holds by police unless the life of an officer is in danger. He then pivoted to ...
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US Olympic Boxer, Virginia Fuchs Escapes Four-year Nanafter Blaming Failed Drug Test on Having Sex with her Boyfriend

A U.S. Olympic boxer has escaped a four-year ban after she failed a drug test and blamed it on having sex with her boyfriend. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs, 32, escaped the ban after being cleared by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) She had recorded positive tests for the banned etrozole metabolite and GW1516 metabolites in an out-of competition urine sample on February 13, USADA said in a statement. The low amounts of letrozole metabolite and GW1516 metabolites detected in her sample were consistent with recent exposure to the substances via sexual transmission,' the USADA said. The anti-doping body said Fuchs's partner had been using therapeutic doses of the two substances and that Fuchs bore no fault or negligence for the adverse finding and would therefore not be...
Ganduje Calls On FG To Ban Entry Of Herdsmen From Other African Countries
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Ganduje Calls On FG To Ban Entry Of Herdsmen From Other African Countries

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on the Federal Government to put a stop to the movement of herdsmen from other African countries into Nigeria. This, according to him would help to curb the rate of crime attached to the Fulani-herders conflicts across the country. He made the call on Saturday during the commissioning of 25 housing units of RUGA settlement project at Dansoshiya forest, in Kiru local government of the state. “This is the first batch of the housing units of 25 out of 200 units earmarked for construction,” the governor said. According to him, the call was necessary in order to “successfully and effectively prevent the coming of herdsmen from other African countries, because they come to this country with guns and other weapons. Which flame th...
Trabzonspor handed one-year European ban
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Trabzonspor handed one-year European ban

Failure to meet financial conditions imposed by UEFA means the Turkish side could miss out on the Champions League next season Turkish Super Lig leaders Trabzonspor have been handed a one-season ban from European football for breaching UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations. UEFA said in a statement on Wednesday that the club had failed to meet the conditions of a 2016 settlement agreement which required them to be "break-even compliant". The governing body confirmed the ban would be applied if the club qualified for the Champions League or Europa League in either of the next two seasons.
COVID-19: Buhari Relaxes Lockdown in Kano
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COVID-19: Buhari Relaxes Lockdown in Kano

The Nigerian government on Monday eased the lockdown in Kano State. President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive was disclosed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Speaking at the daily briefing of the taskforce in Abuja, Mustapha also introduced phase one of the eased lockdown. He said: “Easing the total lockdown of Kano State and introduction of Phase One of the eased lockdown. “This is still a fight for life and our advancement to phase two does not mean that COVID-19 has ended. It is still potent and highly wasteful of human lives. “I implore all Nigerians and corporate citizens to take responsibility and play the expected role.” Mustapha had earlier a...
Buhari Govt under Attack for Reopening Churches, Mosques, While Schools Remain Shut
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Buhari Govt under Attack for Reopening Churches, Mosques, While Schools Remain Shut

A cross-section of Nigerians has reacted to the reopening of Churches and Mosques by Nigerian government. DAILY POST had reported that Buhari on Monday lifted the ban on religious gathering across the country but announced that schools should remain closed. Chairman of the Task Force, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement during the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday. Mustapha said Churches are to reopen for the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, and is subject to review. Reacting on social media, some Nigerians queried why the ban on religious gathering was lifted and schools remain closed. Some of them are of the opinion that the children locked at home will still visit religious centres. Here...
FG Lifts ban on Religious Gathering
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FG Lifts ban on Religious Gathering

The federal government on Monday June 1, lifted the ban on religious gatherings across the country. Chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 and secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha made the announcement during the daily briefing of the task force today. Mustapha said relaxation of restriction on places of worship is based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments. However gathering of more than 20 persons remains prohibited outside of work places and in religious services. He said; “The PTF submitted its recommendations and the PRESIDENT has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June, 2020, subject to review. “Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the ...
Reps Ban Airlines From Canada, UK For Denying Nigeria Landing Rights
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Reps Ban Airlines From Canada, UK For Denying Nigeria Landing Rights

The House of Representatives has said airlines from Canada and UK will no longer be allowed landing rights in Nigeria. The Committee on Aviation said this was in retaliation for denying Nigerian carrier the same rights. The Chairman, Rep. Nnolim Nnaji, stated this in a statement issued on Saturday. He explained that the committee reached the decision on Friday at the end of an investigative hearing. Nnaaji said the hearing was on the use of foreign airlines to evacuate stranded Nigerians out of the UAE, UK and USA by Emirates Airline, British Airways and Ethiopian Airlines, respectively. The lawmaker declared that their engagement in earlier evacuations undermined the integrity of Nigeria as a leading economy in Africa. He disclosed that the House, via a motion, urged...
South Africa to lift alcohol sales ban for home consumption from June
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South Africa to lift alcohol sales ban for home consumption from June

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said a controversial ban on the sale of alcohol would be lifted for home consumption when the country moves into level three of a five-tier coronavirus lockdown next month. South Africans were prohibited from buying alcohol and cigarettes when the country went into one of the world’s strictest lockdowns on March 27. The alcohol ban in South Africa was meant to prevent a spike in violence and reduce pressure on emergency wards as hospitals gear up to face a virus that has infected at least 22,583 people across country and killed 429. “Alcohol will be sold for home consumption only under strict conditions on specified days and for limited hours,” Ramaphosa announced in an address to the nation. “The sale of tobacco products will ...
No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale
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No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale

The Nigeria youth international has sparked talk of agreeing terms with the Eagles, but his club claims his destination lies elsewhere ‘Little Ronaldo’ Peter Olawale has “no offer on the table” from Ligue I outfit Nice, and the destination of the young forward will be known when the ban on international travel is lifted. The 17-year-old has been linked with Lille, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund following a notable 2019 U17 World Cup outing in Brazil. Reports have it that Olawale has penned a five-year contract with the Allianz Riviera outfit after agreeing to personal terms and will be unveiled in July.

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